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Book Borrowing Now Available at the Bioethics Research Library

You can now check books out from the Bioethics Research Library on the first floor of Healy Hall! Over 19,000 books are now available for Georgetown faculty, staff and students to borrow.

The BRL holds the University’s collection of books and materials related to bioethics. These include books on: the foundations of bioethics; clinical bioethics and ethics committees; animal welfare; disability; environmental ethics; genetic engineering; research and human experimentation; religious perspectives on bioethical issues; and global and cultural perspectives in bioethics. The BRL also houses the Kampelman Collection on Jewish Ethics and the Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics collection; many items from these collections are also available to borrow.

Borrowing policies for the BRL can be found online. As with most other books in the University Library system, you can place holds on any item listed as “Available” and return checked out books to any of the Georgetown libraries. The Library is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays from noon to 5 pm (but always check the website for changes at If you have questions, you can always contact the library at or (202) 687-3885.

The Bioethics Research Library is part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, one of the world’s premier bioethics institutes. The Kennedy Institute is committed to a civil dialogue on the pressing questions of the day in a climate of intellectual openness and lively discourse.